Today In History – 27 November

Important Events

1095 Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade

1295 English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives

1493 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus’s orders.

1807 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading Napoleonic troops

1895 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel’s will establishes the Nobel Prize

Today In Film & TV

2013 “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Today In Music

1967 The Beatles release their album “Magical Mystery Tour”

Today In Sports

1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games

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